Can neem help with dandruff problem

by Sarfaraz Alam
(Mumbai , India)

For the last 2 years I am facing a problem of dandruff, due to that I am facing a lot of problems like itching, hair fall, and thin hair.

Can you please tell me if you use the neem oil will this help or not?? If yes then please tell me how to use the neem oil.
India, Mumbai

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Neem May Help
by: Birgit

Hi Sarfaraz,

I don't know what causes your dandruff, itching and hair loss, so I can not promise that neem oil will fix it, but I think it will help.

It certainly will not do harm.

Don't use neem oil pure. Dilute it 1 in 10 in a carrier oil, for example olive or jojoba or almond. You can use any oil that would also be good for hair and skin.

Then use that oil with neem just as you would use any other hair oil. Massage it into your hair and scalp. Leave it in for a few hours or overnight, and then wash it out.

I have to warn you that the neem smell will remain in the hair for a while.

I Used Pure Neem Oil On My Scalp
by: Anonymous

I put Pure Neem Oil on my scalp last nigh, my head was very itchy and had a lot of dandruff, I will post another comment in a few days to tell how it has worked or not.

I massaged the oil in my scalp and left it on for 5 minutes, then normal shampoo, rinse and blow dried my hair. I feel clean, today I have no dandruff, I will have to check in the week to see if it really worked to let you know. It does smell strong but if it's worth it, I will do it again.

Pure Neem Oil on My Scalp
by: Anonymous

Hi, I'm back after 5 days. I still have dandruff but it did improve. I wash my hair once a week becase it is very dry, maybe washing it twice a week will eliminate the problem completely. Thanks for the tip.

Neem oil Seems to Work
by: Anonymous

I applied neem mixed with coconut oil to hair and scalp and left it for couple of hours. Then 20 mins before shampooing, I applied eggs to hair and scalp and then shampooed. I did this routine 2 times in the past 5 days and I am noticing results.

My hair really looks vibrant and dandruff symptoms are reducing. I spent so much on medicated shampoos ridden with harsh chemicals but finally, resorted to age old cures and it has helped a great deal.

Neem and dandruff
by: Birgit

Thanks for keeping us updated. Good to hear that neem is helping!

Neem Tree
by: karin

If you were able to grow this tree, would the tree alone help with mosquitoes? There is standing water in my back yard that stinks when we have a lot of rain.

Thank you very much,

Neem Oil Benefits
by: moni


I suffered from dandruff and itchy scalp for aroud 10-12 years. Just two months ago, I started using pure neem oil. It really works!

I use it once a week. I apply some neem oil just an hour before shampoo. I also give my hair a last rinse with colt water having bit of lemon juice in it( it prevents stinking).

However, do not use it too frequently as it might burn your scalp.

Works best..!
by: Neha

Better than Olive oil & any other oil available in market.

Tried almost every other imported oil & shampoos, got frustrated. NO RESULTS..! Finally found out a remedy from my Grandma. OLD INDIAN MEDICINE from South India. Thanks to NEEM LEAVES. Collected a lot of Neem Leaves, took 250 ml of Gingelly oil. Heated the oil with Neem leaves. Added 50ml of NON REFINED coconut oil. Stir it for 15-30 mins on medium or low flame. until you get good mix of Neem mixed oil. The finished product was sort of smelly & had a thick stench of neem.

Apply on scalp before shower every day before shower for 30 days. Highly effective. Completely DANDRUFF FREE.

Understood the true value of OUR Indian Tradition.

All thanks to NEEM. SUPER EFFECTIVE. Try it out

neem oil
by: Sachin

Pls suggest me a neem oil to reduce dandruff.

IT WORKS!! Try it in diluted form.
by: Dr. Guerrero

Neem oil is a wonderful solution for dandruff and many other dermatitis problems. I've used it to treat eczema, psoriasis, herpes, acne and fungal problems.

Personally, I've used it for dandruff issues and eczema. For my spouse, I've used it to treat his athlete's foot and nail fungus.

There are different types of combinations you can use. For dandruff, you can dilute the oil in your favorite shampoo.

When I first started using it, I added 3 drops of pure neem oil into the shampoo and lathered. Then, I left the shampoo in my hair for about 5 minutes while showering. Once done, I rinsed and applied a small amount of conditioner to my hair.

TIP: Use shampoos and conditioners that are sulfate free for maximum results.

I only wash my hair once a week. Here are my results:

Week 1: Minimized dandruff and definitely reduced itching.

Week 2: Noticed barely any dandruff and noticed no scaling on my scalp. The only thing I saw was a little bit of red skin (inflammation) in the areas that normally have a lot of dandruff/scaling. Barely any itching...woo hoo!

Week 3: About 5% dandruff compared to week 1 and no red, inflammed areas in scalp. No itching at all.

Week 4: Dandruff gone. NO inflammation, red areas or scalp issues, and no itching.

Overall, I noticed healthier and cleaner hair. In 3 months, I noticed "spotty areas" in my scalp started to grow hair again.

While results vary, most of my patients see similar results. If you have eczema or psoriasis, you might need a longer time period to see results, but you will see them.

I can't guarantee results for everyone as dermatitis reasons vary, but neem oil is a wonderful solution that really helps with many skin problems.

For my husband, he had the most horrible athlete's foot, fungi between the toes and nail fungus. I added 5 drops of pure (not diluted) neem oil to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 3 drops of tea tree oil.

His results were these:

Weeks 1-2: Noticeable reduction in fungi between toes and clearer skin.

Weeks 3-4: No fungi between most toes, only small amount in pinky which was the one with the most amount.

Month 2: After two months, the fungi between all toes were gone, his nail fungus was greatly improved, and his skin was getting better.

Month 3: NO athlete's foot, no fungi in nails. Cracks in skin, primarily in the heel, were gone.

He still uses it on a regular basis to maintain it under wraps. We also got rid of his old shoes and socks as athlete's foot fungi is difficult to get rid of even after washing.

Hope this helps you make a better decision.

Started using
by: Savi

I always have this irritating dandruff problem. Have tried all sorts of potent chemicals, shampoos I feel a temporary relief..but my dandruff keeps coming..the most uninvited guest. I also brings acne, zits around my hairline..furthermore disturbing..I have tried neem water ( neem leaves boiled in water) multani mitti paste, which worked very well, but needs an extra effort to apply. This time I have researched a bitmore and started using (just had my first application) neem oil (100% cold pressed neem oil) 1:1 ratio with almond oil for 2hrs and then wash off with mild shampoo. Although itchiness is still there, I feel scalp is clear; I will follow it religiously thrice a week and post the results soon. Hope it could help others like me

Which neem oil to buy
by: Anonymous

Suggest good neem oil for dandruff, itching and scaling. How much quantity to be used with coconut oil.

Cure for dandruff
by: Anonymous

Try neem oil+unheated coconut oil+honey. They are all natural anti-fungal solutions.

Remedies that really helped me a lot
by: Anonymous

Soak 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in one glass of water and drink that water in morning regularly and make paste of that soaked seeds mix it with curd and after one hour apply it on scalp. It will help to reduce dandruff. And one more thing to reduce hair fall is take two cloves of garlic, put that in 200 ml or 250 ml of coconut oil, then put that oil in sunlight for whole day. Use it twice in a week for oiling and make sure you wash it off after 30 minutes. These remedies helped me a lot, reduced my dandruff and made my hair manageable, shiner and strong. It may help you too.

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